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Secret of Mana - Heart of Darkness (aka In the Dead of Night)

iamHoustonian

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In time, Mana was used to create the ultimate weapon: The Mana Fortress...

Before all was lost, a hero with The Mana Sword smashed the fortress...

But time flows like a river... and history repeats...

^ My favorite intro quotes from Secret of Mana ^

This song first plays during the intro of the game.

Heart of Darkness (aka In the Dead of Night)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQja2gMtjIo

I wrote an acoustic part for those who can't reach the 14th and 17th frets

SoM's titles are all

auriplane

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SoM's titles are all references to Hiroki Kikuta's favorite works, and this one is the Japanese title of the film _Heart of Darkness_, 闇の奥. So the proper translation would be Heart of Darkness.

But I guess you shouldn't call the tab that, even though it'd be more accurate, since no one would search for that... :-) Just being a translation geek, here.

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Auriplane!!

I hear the chords as e

auriplane

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I hear the chords as

e |------10-----------12--------------------- 
B |------10-----------12---------------------
G |9--10-12-----9--12-14---------------------
D |9--10--------9--12------------------------
A |12-14--------12-15------------------------
E |------------------------------------------
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Auriplane!!

That sounds spot on Auri!!

iamHoustonian

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That sounds spot on Auri!! =^.^=
I knew it was missing a little depth. Mine still sounds pretty decent and it's easier hehe
I'm having trouble with the bar on the A14 chord because my pinky is small but the more I play your chords the less hard they become :-)

As for the translation, I have read about Hiroki's referencing films/books he likes in his song titles.

I think your true translation would be a fitting title but "In the Dead of Night" seems to be the most popular.
Either way is fine, but I do think "Heart of Darkness" sounds cool.

Since I've gotten your chords

iamHoustonian

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Since I've gotten your chords down enough to play it fast and clean, they really do sound precise.

For the sake of the tab's accuracy, I'll probably use your chords.

I've been playing it all day using my original tab and I've got a weird cover of it going.
Maybe I'll record it if I can get my crappy mp3 player to work right :P

Well, you could leave out the

auriplane

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Well, you could leave out the middle notes:

e |------10-----------12--------------------- 
B |------8------------10---------------------
G |9--10--------9--12------------------------
D |7--9---------7--10------------------------
A |------------------------------------------
E |------------------------------------------
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Auriplane!!

Haha, I posted that at the

auriplane

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Haha, I posted that at the same time as your post xD Up to you!!

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Auriplane!!

Ya, I was messing around with

iamHoustonian

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Ya, I was messing around with leaving the middle notes out and it sounds good as well.

Way easier with the note

iamHoustonian

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Way easier with the note removal and down at 7-10 frets

I'm gonna jam around with some of these variations and update it tomorrow. :-)

Auri, your first set of

iamHoustonian

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Auri, your first set of chords ring true to the original. =^.^= Awesome job!!!

I guess my lack of conventional guitar practice kind of impairs my ability to nail it like that.
Thanks for all your help on my tabs, it's really helping me evolve.

I'm just a tadpole and you're the master game tabbing frog! Hehe
Frog.jpgFrog 2.jpg

Do you think I should do an

iamHoustonian

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Do you think I should do an easier part for those who can't reach the higher frets?

I think this song would be good to integrate into a live show using the different renditions at different times.

For instance, I was playing the true version of this song then played "Whisper and mantra" and "Mystic Invasion" then played my first version of this song and it sounded pretty sweet!

Also, I was considering

iamHoustonian

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Also, I was considering calling it "Heart of Darkness" (aka In the Dead of Night)

Personally, I like the idea

auriplane

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Personally, I like the idea of having another version that's easier. But it's your tab, so you should make a decision and put whatever *you* want in it, and update it and post it here ^-^

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Re: Personally, I like the idea

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For sure, I understand you not wanting to jeopardize my decisions with your suggestions. hehe but....

The way I see it is like: Say I'm eating an uncooked frozen burrito; I am liking it and think it's good; then, you see me and bring over a cooked one; obviously I am going to think the cooked one taste better because it is the proper way. make sense? haha

So, basically there's no reason to use my first version because the true chords sound so much more on point. I'll still use my first version in live performances because it sounds awesome when you switch it up.

I added the easier part as well =^.^=
SoM is da shizz

I'm working on this SoM song

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I'm working on this SoM song as well. Guess I'll submit it here :-)
Secret Of Mana - A Conclusion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOM-B_id-V8
I feel it may be missing a little something too
I'm diggin the Drop A sound for these 2 songs =^.^=

EDIT: I was using the timing numbers (at the bottom of each measure) for spacing.
Does it make the tab confusing?

Oh, I just listened to this

hslesperance

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Oh, I just listened to this soundtrack for the first time yesterday! The battle themes are crazy.

For you "A conclusion" tab, I think the rhythm goes more like this:

Drop D Tuning

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------
A|---7---------------7---------------7---------------7-------------
D|-7---------------7---------------7---------------7---------------
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

You can change the second half yourself. And the other instruments sound fine

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Cool Hsl! SoM has a unique

iamHoustonian

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Cool Hsl! SoM has a unique soundtrack

It does sound way better in Drop D hehe Updated
I've just recently been dabbling in Drop A tuning and I guess I jumped the gun on these two tabs from the frenzy of excitement
hehe =^.^= thanks man

Re: I'm working on this SoM song

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iamHoustonian said

EDIT: I was using the timing numbers (at the bottom of each measure) for spacing.
Does it make the tab confusing?

No, I like it. The majority of my tabs have that while I'm writing them, like I'll write:

e |--------------------------------|----------------------------17--|
B |------------17--15------14------|--------------------------------|
G |----------------------------16--|------------14----------14------|
D |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   x . . . x . . . x . . . x . . .  x . . . x . . . x . . . x . . .

I always get rid of it before I post the tab, but that's just me. I think it's fine putting stuff like that in, too. I think the TablEdit tabs end up looking like that, for example.

Personally, I just use them to space out my notes proportionate to the rhythm, and if I think the tab needs the rhythm to be notated, I end up writing it above Guitar Pro style, like Q. and W and E and so on. But whatever, I like the style you use ^-^

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Posted conclusion

hslesperance

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Posted a conclusion http://www.gametabs.net/secret-mana/conclusion

Are you still working on the other one?

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No, I believe I'm actually

iamHoustonian

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No, I believe I'm actually done with it :-)

Awesome job with the "Ancient Stones" tab by the way =^.^=
I'm getting some of the melody parts down now haha

Lil' bump for the SoM-"Heart

iamHoustonian

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Lil' bump for the SoM-"Heart of Darkness" tab :-B

I don't feel like going

hslesperance

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I don't feel like going through whatever auri discussed. Is the link in your original post the final version to be submitted, which looks like this:

Heart of Darkness (aka In the Dead of Night)
Secret of Mana
Composer: Hiroki Kikuta
Tabbed by: iamHoustonian
Date Tabbed: 1/25/2012



Drop A tuning  AADGBe


For Electric Guitar


Intro

e|----------------------------------------10-------------------
B|----------------------------------------10-------------------
G|-----------------------------------9-10-12-------------------
D|-----------------------------------9-10----------------------
A|----------------------------------12-14----------------------
A|-0-------0-------0-------0-------0---------------------------





Part A

e|--------------------------------12---------------------------\
B|--------------------------------12--------------------------- \
G|---------------------------9-12-14---------------------------  \
D|---------------------------9-12------------------------------   \
A|--------------------------12-15------------------------------    \
A|-0-------0-------0-------0-----------------------------------     \
                                                                     \
                                                                      \
                                                                        X 3
Part B                                                                /
                                                                     /
e|--------------------------------10---------------------------     /
B|--------------------------------10---------------------------    /
G|---------------------------9-10-12---------------------------   /
D|---------------------------9-10------------------------------  /
A|--------------------------12-14------------------------------ /
A|-0-------0-------0-------0-----------------------------------/





Outro

e|--------------------------------12---------------------------
B|--------------------------------12---------------------------
G|---------------------------9-12-14---------------------------
D|---------------------------9-12------------------------------
A|--------------------------12-15------------------------------
A|-0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0---



____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________




For Acoustic Guitar


Intro

e|----------------------------------------10-------------------
B|----------------------------------------8--------------------
G|-----------------------------------9-10----------------------
D|-----------------------------------7-9-----------------------
A|-------------------------------------------------------------
A|-0-------0-------0-------0-------0---------------------------





Part A

e|--------------------------------12---------------------------\
B|--------------------------------10--------------------------- \
G|---------------------------9-12------------------------------  \
D|---------------------------7-10------------------------------   \
A|-------------------------------------------------------------    \
A|-0-------0-------0-------0-----------------------------------     \
                                                                     \
                                                                      \
                                                                        X 3
Part B                                                                /
                                                                     /
e|--------------------------------10---------------------------     /
B|--------------------------------8----------------------------    /
G|---------------------------9-10------------------------------   /
D|---------------------------7-9-------------------------------  /
A|------------------------------------------------------------- /
A|-0-------0-------0-------0-----------------------------------/





Outro

e|--------------------------------12---------------------------
B|--------------------------------10---------------------------
G|---------------------------9-12------------------------------
D|---------------------------7-10------------------------------
A|-------------------------------------------------------------
A|-0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0---








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a wop bop a loo bop a wop bam

iamHoustonian

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a wop bop a loo bop a wop bam BUMP hehe

the tab at the top :-)

oh woops posted at the same

iamHoustonian

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oh woops posted at the same time hah
Yeah that's the one. I found a YouTube video with a corresponding title as well

Okay, here it is

hslesperance

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Okay, here it is http://www.gametabs.net/secret-mana/heart-darkness

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Thanks Dude!

iamHoustonian

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Thanks Dude!

Oh, sorry about that, HSL.

auriplane

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Oh, sorry about that, HSL.

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